Wole Soyinka Centre/Albarka FM Holds One-Day Town Hall Meeting on Community Development in Kwara

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Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism in collaboration with Albarka 89.9 FM, Ganmo, Kwara State on Wednesday Aug 9th organised a day sensitization program on community development in the state.

The participants, drawn from various communities and representatives of the People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) in the state were sensitized on ways to attract development and government attention to their community.

The program funded by the MacArthur Foundation was held at the City-In-Hotel, G.R.A Ilorin, with 27 participants.

Participants were sensitized on the importance of engaging their representative in government to intimate them of their infrastructure needs and plan to make it achievable.

They were also sensitized on the importance of channelling their community request to their representative through the constituency office and appropriate offices at the state and federal government levels with follow-up letters of reminder.

Participants were also sensitized on the importance of budget monitoring towards the implementation of projects and extending cooperation to any contractor visiting for project execution.

Speaking on behalf of the participant Mr Ambali Ige thanked the organiser of the initiative and said the programme was critical to the development of democracy and society at large.

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